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by Phil
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Private V.A. Moores, No 45/47 General Transport Company, RCASC
Replies: 30
Views: 537

Re: Private V.A. Moores, No 45/47 General Transport Company, RCASC

Just a note to you on ordering his records......be prepared to WAIT a LONG TIME ......they say 6 to 9 months...BUT, I’ve been waiting almost 12 months for my own father in law’s WW2 records......I did contact LAC at 10 months....and they did confirm that my request is still being actioned, they jus...
by Phil
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Private V.A. Moores, No 45/47 General Transport Company, RCASC
Replies: 30
Views: 537

Re: Private V.A. Moores, No 45/47 General Transport Company, RCASC

I posted over at the Maple Leaf Up Forums, we'll see if the good folks over there have any insight into the tac sign.
by Phil
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: War in Afghanistan
Topic: Waging Peace: Canadians in Afghanistan.
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: Waging Peace: Canadians in Afghanistan.

I have not, but it seems interesting, thanks, I have a watch today.

Update: It's basically one embedded reporter's experiences with two companies. Relatively short, not a lot of depth. It speaks to the feel of the environment and some of the patrol operations.
by Phil
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Private V.A. Moores, No 45/47 General Transport Company, RCASC
Replies: 30
Views: 537

Re: Private V.A. Moores, No 45/47 General Transport Company, RCASC

d.) - your 45 Cdn A Tpt Coy - Serial No. 381, No. 45 Army Transport Company, RCASC - was employed as the 3rd Infantry Divisional Transport Company, RCASC (3rd Canadian Infantry Division) - white Army bar below AoS - used the Fmn Sign of First Canadian Army. https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/canadians...
by Phil
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Private V.A. Moores, No 45/47 General Transport Company, RCASC
Replies: 30
Views: 537

Re: No 45 General Transport Company, RCASC - Nominal Roll - Jun 42

I agree, either 840 or 849, impossible to tell definitively from that image. Perhaps the photo scanned/photographed at a higher resolution/close up would help.
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by Phil
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Private V.A. Moores, No 45/47 General Transport Company, RCASC
Replies: 30
Views: 537

Re: No 45 General Transport Company, RCASC - Nominal Roll - Jun 42

Thank you for posting this. My father was Private V.A. Moores (later Corporal) and I was happy to also see the name of his best buddy, J. McKenna. I had thought that my father was with No. 47 General Transport Company, RCASC. I don't know if that was incorrect information, or if he was later transf...
by Phil
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: How would a non-Canadian earn a CVSM?
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: How would a non-Canadian earn a CVSM?

This may be it, On March 14, 2001, the Governor General extended the eligibility to individuals who served, but not as members of the military forces. Those granted eligibility were Canadian World War II (...) Overseas Welfare Workers and the Voluntary Aid Detachments. He may have worked with the Vo...
by Phil
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: How would a non-Canadian earn a CVSM?
Replies: 2
Views: 83

How would a non-Canadian earn a CVSM?

What are the circumstances, if any, in which an Englishmen serving with the R.A.M.C. would earn a Canadian Volunteer Service Medal (CVSM)? Attached to a Canadian unit?

In this instance the man served in Italy in WWII.
by Phil
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: findmypast.com is free this Veterans Weekend
Replies: 0
Views: 54

findmypast.com is free this Veterans Weekend

If anyone had some research to do but no subscription findmypast.com is free this Veterans Weekend,

https://www.findmypast.com/
by Phil
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Sgt. Charles May, Royal Canadian Engineer
Replies: 72
Views: 25540

Re: Sgt. Charles May, Royal Canadian Engineer

It was the most incredible journey and the fitting end to my many years of research. I was always in awe of Gramps. He collected and saved everything and could build something out of anything. Now I know why.. because that is what Engineers do. Thank you for your service and all the help. This is a...